By Rich Nesin, General Manager and Resident Philosopher, HomePNA
Timing is everything. Here we are, hard at work organizing the HomePNA Summit, and analyst firm Strategy Analytics helps us out with a new report forecasting that the US IPTV market will grow from 5M subscribers in 2009 to around 15.5M by 2013. That’s moving from under 5% of the total television households to 13% in 2013. As the report says “The entrance of the Telcos into the television game has created new and significant competition for the traditional pay television platforms”. Good news for HomePNA which has become the standard home networking technology for North American TelcoTV.
It’s good timing too. CenturyLink has joined other leading telcos at the HomePNA Summit September 30 to October 1 and will be speaking about their experiences deploying HomePNA technology for IPTV. CenturyLink, one of the leading communication companies in the United States, was formed earlier this year by the merger of CenturyTel and EMBARQ. It has operations in 33 states, around 7.3M access lines, and over 2.1M broadband customers.
The HomePNA Summit, which is especially drawing service providers to it’s audience in addition to equipment manufacturers and system integrators will be held September 30 to October 1, 2009 in Houston, TX co-located with the FTTH conference and expo. Come hear how leading communications companies such as telcos AT&T, Telefonica, TELUS, Bell Aliant, and CenturyLink; satellite providers Tata Sky and YES; and cable leader Digicable use HomePNA home networking to enable new IP based services.